Blazers took franchise-record 48 3’s in loss to Toronto, making 17 (.354). Previous mark was 46 in OT vs Dallas in '16. Terry Stotts: “That’s great. 3 weeks ago everyone was asking me if we were taking enough 3’s. We had some really good looks. So if they’re good 3’s, take them.”
- All NBA Teams
Raptors take Damian Lillard away and what was left couldn't win the game nbcsports.com/northwest/port…
Warriors’ Draymond Green keeping perspective after loss to Lakers: “There’s a lot of things in life that are super hard to deal with. I wouldn’t consider losing a bball game one of them. I hate losing so it’s frustrating to lose every night... But there’s bigger issues in life.” pic.twitter.com/MnCecFtoOF
Steve Kerr w/ straight talk about Warriors defense after blowout loss to Lakers: “It’s almost impossible to win in this league when you can’t count on getting three stops in a row... Honestly I’m not sure we did that once tonight.” pic.twitter.com/lXvxerl9i6
Final: Blazers suffer 6th loss in last 7 games, falling 114-106 to Raptors. Blazers are 4-8, sit in 13th place in the West and leave Friday for a 6-game trip.
Siakam and VanVleet have taken over this game. Siakam has scored 32 points, VanVleet 30, and Raptors lead 106-94 with 4:01 remaining.
Some in the stands at Moda Center are moving toward the exits.
We’ll see if the Blazers have a run in them.
Raptors take their largest lead of the night at 104-94 with 4:50 to play.
That’s a 7-0 run for Raptors, who lead 101-94 with Hollis-Jefferson at the line for one shot with 5:29 left.
Blazers could use something from Lillard, who has 6 points on 1-for-9 shooting — 1 for 5 from 3.
Raptors answer by going 8-0, with a Hollis-Jefferson free throw forthcoming, to take a 101-94 lead with 5:29 to play in regulation.
Some serious shot-making from both sides in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.
McCollum provides a lift — a step-back 3, then a driving floater — and suddenly the Blazers draw even at 89-89 with 9:06 left.
After looking as though they might lose touch at the end of the third, the Blazers go 11-2 to start the fourth, tying the game at 89-89 with 9:06 to play in regulation.
End of 3rd: Raptors 87, Blazers 78.
Hood has 23 points, Whiteside 10 points, 9 rebounds, Lillard is 1-9 from the field.
VanVleet has 25 points, Siakam 23 points, Davis 15 points.
Raptors extend their lead to 87-78 heading into the 4Q. VanVleet (25) and Siakam (23) leading the way. @Rodney Hood has 23 to lead Portland, which is shooting .378, including 12-36 (.333) on 3-point attempts.
Almost half of Portland’s field-goal attempts (74) have been from 3.
The Blazers are offering no defensive help at all on Siakim, who is taking Hezonja to the well.
Might be good idea to offer some double-team help.
Rodney Hood: 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting (4-for-7 from deep).
Lillard getting frustrated. Raptors doing great job collapsing on his every drive. VanVleet doing a nice job of primary coverage. Dame has 4 points on 1-for-8 shooting.
Rodney Hood, meanwhile, is getting plenty of the ball. He has 20 points on 7-11 shooting, including 4-7 on 3’s.
Nassir Little is making Siakam work for everything. Pascal is now 6 for 18 from the field and has 16 points.
Blazers lead 64-63 midway through 3Q
Blazers defense at the rim tonight has been borderline fantastic
Pau Gasol didn’t make the trip to Sacramento with the Blazers last night.
Wonder where he and brother Marc went to dinner in Portland.
Best thing I can say about Nassir Little’s first half as an NBA starter is that he didn’t look overmatched or out of his depth. Considering the Blazers’ other options, that’s pretty good.
Halftime: Raptors 54, Blazers 53.
Whiteside has 10 points, 5 rebounds, McCollum 9 points on 4-10 shooting, Hood 9 points, Blazers are 6-23 from deep.
VanVleet has 15 points, Siakam 12 , Davis 11.
He's not getting many attempts, but McCollum is shooting 50 percent from the free throw line in his last five games...
Superb chasedown block there from @Nassir Little. Of the issues the Blazers have had this season, transition defense hasn't been one of them.
I don't know if that was a coach's challenge or something else, but either way, no shot, sideout Portland.
Either that foul was committed against Labissiere or it should be an and-1 three for Simons. No other options make sense.
Hezonja getting all the way to the rim tonight, a welcomed change
Blazers take 30-23 lead after 1Q. Whiteside has 8 points and 4 rebounds. VanVleet has 11 points for Raptors, who are shooting .385 from the field.
End of 1st: Blazers 30, Raptors 23.
Whiteside has 8 points, 4 rebounds, Lillard 4 points, 5 assists, Simons 5 points.
VanVleet has 11 points, Siakam 5 points.
That’s the first foul in the game — more than 10 minutes in.
You don’t see that very often.
Blazers make those double-digit leads vanish in a hurry. They lead 23-21 with 3:02 left in first.
Raptors bench was called for a technical foul... during the timeout? Dame shoots it, rattles it in. 14-2 Blazers.
Blazers have an 11-point lead... just like last night.
Blazers open with a 13-2 run and the Raptors call timeout with 7:32 left in the 1st. Blazers are 6-11 from the field, starting hot in an important game.
Raptors playing like a team that is without 3 starters.
Blazers playing like a team that isn’t going to worry about missing 2 starters.
Portland leads 13-2 with 7:32 left in the 1Q
Blazers jump out to an early 13-2 lead with @Hassan Whiteside leading he way with 6 points. A good start, but the same thing happened last night in Sacramento...
Blazers starters vs. the Raptors:
Lillard, McCollum, Hood, Little and Whiteside.
Rodney Hood (back spasms) and Hassan Whiteside (right foot) are available
Go time..! #2c57
Terry Stotts on 4-7 Blazers: “We’re not where we want to be. Losses at Golden State & Sac took a toll. They were undermanned & we didn’t win. We’ve played a lot of close games; we’ve played some good teams competitively. We’re a middle-of-the-road team trying to find ourselves."
Terry Stotts says he’s “hopeful” that @Rodney Hood (back spasm) will play tonight, but said he thought the same thing last night in Sacramento.